POSTPONED EVENTS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  our events will not be held.

THE SCIENCE OF ANIMAL SENTIENCE: REFINING EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

This meeting will discuss the biological basis for ascribing sentience, assess the current evidence for sentience in different species and identify knowledge gaps. It will also explore approaches to refining experimental biology, for researchers who wish to use the latest thinking about animals’ experiences to improve their welfare.

Invited speakers


SEB CONFERENCE PRAGUE 2020

Former capital of the historical Kingdom of Bohemia, Prague's baroque buildings and gothic churches provide a spectacular setting for discussing the the scientific developments and networking with your communiry of biologists. Surrounded by the city, beauty, feast on some of the finest cuisine whilst celebrating your love for science by exchanging as and knowledge. 

Animal biology sessions
Plant biology sessions
Cell biology sessions
Science Across Boundaries sessions
SEB+ sessions


RNA COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PLANTS AND INTERACTING ORGANISMS AND INNOVATIVE RNA-BASED PLANT PROTECTION

More and more studies have shown that RNAs can move between a host and an interacting organism to manipulate gene expression in trans, a phenomenon termed Cross-Kingdom or Cross-species RNA trafficking. Pathogens and parasites transfer small RNAs into plant cells during infection and silence host defence genes to suppress plant immunity, whereas plants can also deliver their RNAs into interacting microbes or parasites to suppress infection. Recent studies of different plant and animal hosts and their interacting organisms have unveiled extracellular vesicles as vehicles of RNA exchange in cross kingdom/cross species RNAi. The discovery of the pivotal role of RNA trafficking by EVs in cross-kingdom communication will deliver novel tools for pathogen and pest control in agriculture.

Invited speakers

 

WITHIN AND TRANS-GENERATIONAL PLASTIC RESPONSES AND ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION OF MARINE METAZOANS IN A CHANGING OCEAN: FROM MOLECULES TO BIOTIC COMMUNITIES

This meeting will focus on the investigation of phenotypic plastic responses of marine organisms to global change drivers within and across generations (trans- and multiple generations). The meeting will include laboratory and in situ experiments combining behavioural, life history and whole-organism physiology appraoches, and integrating omics tools. Our aim is to highlight the benefit of using an multi-level integrative approach help shedding light on the mechanisms underpinning plastic and adaptive responses, that will ultimately define organisms, populations and species tolerance to the direct impact of rapid environmental changes, and contribute to the ability of biotic communities and ecosystems to persist.

Invited speakers

 
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